Despite what others may tell you, your expertise does have an expiration date.
Sure, you can still use it beyond the ‘use by‘ date. In fact, you could pay it no mind, but sooner or later, the signals become increasingly evident that something has gone awry.
Keeping your expertise up to date
If you don’t keep your expertise up to date and relevant, you run the risk of becoming irrelevant, passe or out-of-date very quickly. The process of continuously reinventing yourself comes with the territory of being a recognized and highly-respected expert in any field.
In the words of Les Brown (The Motivator), “Use-to-be’s don’t make no honey”
Take a moment to evaluate your expertise